Clubs Days Lowdown

Talk about a crazy few days! While we didn’t have enough space this year for the Bench Press Raffle, we were still able to get a lot of members. More than 50 new people signed up for a new year of getting stronger, fitter, and healthier.

Thanks to all who stopped by, and we hope to see you at next week’s Training Sessions (Tuesday in Room 215 from 7pm to 10pm, and Wednesday in Room 207 & 209 from 5pm to 9pm).



We will have a booth this week Tuesday – Thursday, from 10 am – 3 pm in the SUB Partyroom. Be sure to stop by and sign up for the club!

There are 4 days left to get your entry form in, so if you’ve been intending to compete, send in your form right away! We will be hosting a NEW LIFTERS SESSION for all those competing this coming Wednesday. All new lifters as well as those who’d like a refresher on the rules are urged to attend. We will be going over very important rules for the meet and what to expect. The session will be on Wednesday, September 17 in SUB Room 212 starting at 8 pm.

These will be beginning next week and will be held in the second floor of the SUB on Tuesday 7 pm – 11 pm (Room 215), and Wednesday 5 pm – 9 pm (Room 207 & 209 OR 212). Check the widget (right) or our Facebook Page for the most up-to-date locations.

If there’s anything you’d like to see at our training sessions be sure shoot a comment our way!

**Please note there are no sessions during the Career Days fair.

Welcome back!

Welcome back lifters! We apologize for our lack of posting lately, things have been very busy. Be sure to drop by during Clubs Days from September 16th to 18th in the SUB from 10am-3pm.

Our booth will be in Partyroom, booth B26!

(Re)New Membership

For those of you wondering when you can purchase a membership, you can purchase one at our booth during Clubs Days or during one of our events throughout the year. Memberships will cost $10, same as last year.

Training Sessions

Sessions will be held

  • Tuesdays from 7-10 pm
  • Wednesdays from 5-8 pm

These sessions are free and there will be experienced lifters attending these sessions to offer advice and answer any questions. These sessions will begin in a few weeks. We will post the exact dates and locations once everything is sorted out.

September BCPA Sanctioned Meet

Lastly, we’d like to remind you about the BCPA sanctioned meet we will be holding on September 27. Only 2 weeks left to register, and we have 14 spots remaining. Be sure to get your entries in ASAP! Your lifts from this meet will be official and you will be eligible to submit any records you break. If you’d like to volunteer for the meet, please send us a message with your availability that day. We are providing all volunteers with free food.

Thunderbird Powerlifting Challenge entry form:

1st Intercollegiate Meet Recap

2014 Meet Platform

Starting the evening before, the platform and warm up areas were set up, and final items from our meet sponsor Athletic Alliance arrived. The morning of the meet, all the weights, equipment, and backdrop were hauled in, as well as chairs and Exec Tables. Flight after flight of amazing weightlifters and powerlifters – great and small, new and elite – lifted their best and the mightiest came out on top. Congratulations to:

  • Best Novice Lifter – Niatoos Dabeh
  • Most Improved Lifter – Amos So
  • Best Male Powerlifter – Judas Weber
  • Best Female Powerlifter – Lucy Xie
  • Best Weightlifter – Phillip White

Trophies and prize packs, including $100 gift certificates to our sponsor, were awarded. Additionally, supplement suppliers came by to check out the proceedings – Popeye’s, among others.

Check out the full gallery here!

Thanks again to our competitors and those who came out to watch and all of our awesome volunteers!

AMS + Equipment Update

AMS has been really good to us this year. We’ve been approved for another $3900! That brings the total amount to $6000, which means we will have the equipment we need for an awesome meet. 

Our Pendlay equipment has been ordered!

  • 240 kg color competition weight set
  • 3 Pendlay bars

Hope to see you on Saturday Jan 11! Be sure to let your friends know.


UBC Sport Review

Are you a UBC student/staff and compete as a powerlifter or Olympic weightlifter?

If so, you may have the opportunity to be called a Varsity 2 athlete

UBC is changing it’s athletics sports structure to provide more services to competitive AMS clubs and UBC Weightlifting & Powerlifting Club will be applying for that competitive club status. 

The name of that new tier of athletic clubs is being determined. You can have your say by voting to the name you like best in the link below. 

Onward to Victory!